For the last week I have been ill—as in being chronically ill. With a compromised immune system, it is not uncommon to have complications during this time of year. Allergy season, when it coincides with have a variety of weekend foster children, can cause horrible respiratory complications. Lucky for me, I have an arsenal of remedies and treatments to ease my way through this one. Besides, I have plenty of garden-related craft projects to work on while I'm down.
My mom never made crafts with me. We never made anything. She didn't even cook with me. Until I was 16, I really had no clue that I could make anything. So, it often surprises me still that I just cannot stop fiddling with things, making stuff out of whatever I can.
This is a picture of some of my work I've accomplished this week. These are wooden pieces/beads for things I intend to make in the future, but my touch, was simply to dye them in natural dyes I made myself from things I had in my house: saffron, blueberries, tea/coffee, and red onion skins. I am ecstatic about the results. The process was fun too and easy for someone on the mend as well.